30 November, 2016
Sirex research in South Africa and Japan in the spotlight at a FABI mini-symposium
A mini-symposium on 15 November showcased the diversity of research on the woodwasp Sirex noctilio conducted at FABI by postgraduate students and staff, as well as collaborators from Japan. Drawing on the resources and capacity available at FABI, the symposium highlighted the need for a holistic approach in the control and management of the invasive woodwasp. The research focused on, but was not limited to, the complex interaction between the woodwasp, its fungal symbiont Amylostereum areolatum and the nematode Deladenus siricidicola as a biological control agent.